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Jul 2 1927.
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UNITED STATES 1,637,170 PATENT OFFICE..
ADOLPH M. ZUCKIERMAN, F NEW YORK, N. Y., SSIGNOR TO R. HOE & C0., INC., OF
NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION 0F NEW YORK.
ASSOCIATING AND DELIVERY MECHANISM.
Application filedV June 14,
This invention relates to cert-ain improvements in associating and delivery mechanism for printed products.
In the production of certain classes of rinted products, as, for instance, pamphets, magazines orthe like, or other products .in the form of signatures, it may he 'desirable to deliver these products in sets made up of a predetermined number of units, these units being associated so that one set containing severalfsignatures, or like products, may beeasily separated from a preceding ,or succeeding set which has been delivered in a pile or stack. In the production of ,15 these products, furthermore, the products are usually printed onwebs and printed two orv more pages wide, the webs being slitted or divided to form two or more volumes or units' of the set.
It is the special object of the present invention to provide a machine for doing this in which 'the mechanism is of simple form Aand which will function to separate the products into easily distinguishable sets at high speeds.`
With' this and other objects not specilically referred to in view, the invention consists incertain novel parts, arrangements and combinations which will be described in 3 connection with the accompanying drawings, and the novel features pointed out in the claims hereunto annexed.
In Vthese drawings,-
Figure 1 is a diagrammatic side elevation of a printing press and a folder illustrating the application of the invention;
Figure 2 is a front view of the folder in Fig. 1 looking'in the direction of arrow 2 of that figure;
Figure 3 is an vend view onan enlarged scale of a preferred form of delivery mecha-- lism for accomplishing the objects of the invention; i
`Figure 4 isa side view of the mechanism shown in Fig. 3 looking in the direction 0f arrow 4 of that figure; 4 Figure 5 is an end view of a modified form l of delivery l ployed if desired, and
shown in Fi l. 5 looking in the direction of arrow 6 of t at figure. y Referring now to thesey drawings, the ma chine selected to illustrate the invention is a rotary web printing andperfecting machine l mechanism which may be em- Figure 6 is a Side view ofthe delivery 1926. Serial No. 115,721.
in which the web is printed six pages wide. It will be understood, however, that as to certain of its features the invention is not to be limited to such a' machine, or to the printf ing of a product six pages wide.
In the machine illustrated, the operative parts are supported in the usual side framing 1, which may be of any suitable or de.- sired configuration, depending upon the printing units which are to be supported. .The web W is drawn from a web roll 2 over suitable tensionv rolls 3, 4 and feeding-in rolls 5 to form and impression cylinders, indicated by the numerals 6, 7, the form cylinder 6 being inked by a'suitable inking mechanism, indicated generally by the numeral 8. From the first printing couple 6, 7 the web is led over suitable'guide rolls 9, 10 and 11to andbetween impression cylinder 1 2 and form cylinder 13 of aperfecting couple, this ormpcylinder 13 being inked by any usual or desirable inking mechanism, such as indicated by the numeral 14. If desired, an offset web 15-may be used for preventing 0E- set onthe newly printedweb.
The web, in the particular construction illustrated, is printe six pages wide, and this web, after it leaves the printing couple 12, 13, passes over suitable guide rolls 16, 17 and 18 to a drag roll 19, where it is slit or ,35 divided into six webs or ribbons 20, 21, 22,
23 24 and 25, by slitters 26. Each of these webs passes over an angle bar 27 and suitable uide rolls 28, and these webs are associated at a vpair of nipping rolls 29. After association, the webs ass to a pair of cutting cylinders 30, by whic they are cut into sections of any desired length. From the cut ting cylinders the products are directed'by a pair of forwarding rolls 31v to a collecting 55 cylinder 32 provided with sheet taking. devices, as grip ers 33, and folding blades 33.
From this cy inder 32 the products are transrferred to a foldin cylinder 34, having folding jaws 34', whic coo erateswith the pres- 100 sure roll 35, this cylin er acting to forward the products to the delivery.
It is desirable that these products be forwarded for final delivery so that they are separated into readily distinguishable sets of `any desired number'of products. In accordance -with the invention, therefore, a simple means. for effecting this is provided. In the specific construction illustrated, the'/` rodl ucts are arranged in sets of threewlt y the fold line of-any set arranged in the reverse position from the fold line of a preceding ers them with their fold lines in a certain position, and thesecond receiver takes the succeeding three products and delivers them with their fold lines in the reverse position. In the particular construction shown, referring to Fig. 3, the products are delivered from cylinder 34, ,through a suitable guide 36, to a pair of receivers 37, 38 which act alternately to take a plurality of products and deliver them with their fold lines reversed. The receivers will include rotary members in the form of segmental cylinders which are provided with sheet taking devices in the form of grippers. Where, as in the present instance, the products are to be arranged in sets of three, each of the segmental cylinders 37, 38 is provided with three sets of sheet taking devices, as grippers 39, 40 and 41 and 39', 40 and 41. These grippers, where grippers are employed, are of the ordinary type, being closed hy springs 42 and opened by cams 43, 44. These cylinders 37, 38 are mounted on suitable shafts 45, 46 and are driven in the direction of the arrows, that is, the cylinders are driven so as to rotate in reverse directions past the end pf the guide 36, the cutting away of the cylinders rendering this possible.
It will be seen that the cylinder 37 will vtake three products and deposit them on a pile, indicated at P, with their fold lines at the left hand side. After this cylinder 37 has taken three products, the cylinder 38 takes three products and as this cylinder operatesin the opposite direction will deposit the products with their fold lines in the reverse direction, as indicated at 50 in Fig. 3. With this construction, therefore, a very simple mechanism has been provided for arranging products in sets of a like number with the fold lines of the products reversed so that the sets are easily distinguishable. It will, of course, be understood that the products may be delivered in various ways, but a pile delivery such as that shown 1s a convenient one in which the products are received in pockets 51 in a carrier 52 which may be intermittently operated through any suitable mechanism, not illustratcd. Suitable guides 53, 54 may be provided for guiding the products to the piles.
If desired, under some circumstances, a delivery as shown in Fig. 5 may beemployed. In this construction there are shown two fans 55, 56, each of the fans in the Dresent instance having three blades. These 'fans are mounted on suitable shafts 57, 58,
and are driven in reverse direction, as indicated by the arrows in the gure. It will be observed that these fans have blades only on one side so that they can pass each other at the end of the guide 36 and alternately de liver three products on the pile.
While the invention has been shown and described i'n its preferred form, it will be understood that certain changes and variations may he made in the construction illustrated without departing from the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding folded products, of a pair of receivers to which the products are forwarded, and means for operating the receivers to deliver the products so that the fold line of a plurality of products is in reverse position relatively to the fold line of a plurality of adjacent products.
2. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding folded products, of a pair of rotary receivers to which the products are forwarded, and means for operating the receivers to deliver the products so that the fold line of a plurality of products is in reverse position relatively to the fold line of a plurality of adjacent products.
3. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding folded products, of a pair of receivers each arranged to alternately receive a plurality of products to which the products are forwarded, and means for operating the receivers to deliver the products with their fold lines in reverse position.
4. In a delivery, the combination of means f for forwarding folded products, of a pair of rotary receivers each arranged to alternately receive a plurality of products, and means for rotating the receivers to deliver the products with their fold lines in reverse position.
5. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding associated products, of a guide through which the products are forwardedha pair of receivers alternately taking a plurality of products from the guide and assembling them together with the fold line of the products from each receiver in opposite positions.
6. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding associated products, of a guide through which the products are forwarded, a pair of rotary receivers alternately taking a plurality of products from the guide and assemblin them together with the fold line of the pro ucts from each receiver in opposite positions.
7. In a delivery, the combination of means for forwarding associated products, of a pair of receivers operating in different directions to which theproducts are forwarded,
and means for operating the receivers to del liver their products in the same pile or stack with the fold line gf the lproducts from each'receiver in reverse position.
y 8. In a delivery, the combination of means lfor forwarding' associated products, of a pair of rotary receivers operating in different directions to which the products are for-A Warded, and means for operating the receivers to deliver their products in the same pile or stack with the fold line of the products from each receiver in reverse position.A
9. In a. delivery, the combination of means for lforwarding; associated prod-ucts, -of 4a guide, a pair of `segmental receivers operating in reverse directions and alternately taking a lurality of productsfrom the guide and de ivering themin the same pile or stack with their fold lines in reverse position.
10. In adelivery, the combination of means lfor kforwarding` associated products, 'of la 1 guide through which the products are forwarded, and a --pair of lsegmental receivers for forwarding associated products, of 4a.
pair ofsegmental receivers, means for actu.- `ating'the receivers to each take alternately la plurality of products, and a. delivery to which the'receivers deliver the products with the fold lines of the products from each rcceiver in reverse position;-
In testimony my hand.
g ADOLPH M. ZLUCKERMA. p
whereof, I have hereunto set